Diasporic Memories of a Jewish Family

Diasporic Memories of a Jewish Family

By Allison Schottenstein

Strangers in a strange land has been the universal theme of the Jewish story. Roger Cohen's 'A Girl from Human Street' provides an emotional account of his family's diasporic journey. 5 May 2015 // 7:00 AM

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	Jamie Cullum: Twentysomething

Maybe I should pay more attention. I initially thought that this Jamie Cullum fellow was a decent enough musician, if a rather blatant attempt to

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11 Jul 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Larry Coryell: Tricycles

Larry Coryell is one of those rock and roll legends that most people under 35 have never heard of. A pioneer in the genres of jazz

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	Charles Caldwell: Remember Me

It would be easy to ignore anyone who suggested that Charles Caldwell’s life wasn’t an embodiment of the blues. He was born poor

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11 Jul 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Camping: Suburban Shore

Here’s a hypothetical conversation between an A&R person and a recording label boss:A&R Person: “Hey, you’ve gotta hear

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11 Jul 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Leroy Carr: The Best of Leroy Carr

Arriving only a year or so late, we have this new two disc Leroy Carr compilation not in time for last year’s Congress-designated Year

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11 Jul 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Atreyu: The Curse

Screamo might be one of the dumbest names for a musical subgenre this side of “microhouse”, but you simply cannot deny its appeal right now,

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They Might Be Giants: The Spine

Twenty odd years on, the Two Johns are as vibrant as ever, and after having carved their own niche in music history, The Spine is bold for playing in the sandbox with TMBG’s contemporaries rather than staying safely in the room they’ve created for themselves.

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8 Jul 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Matt Pond PA: Emblems

Matt Pond is a wealth of late night truisms. Emblems, the new release by the band that bears his name—Matt Pond PA—lushly documents

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	Frank Jordan: Milk the Thrills

Frank Jordan isn’t what I thought it would be. Who names a three-piece band Frank Jordan when nobody in the band is named Frank

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	Ezekiel Honig: People Places & Things

In a manner of speaking, albums such as this are virtually critic-proof. Whether the artist intends it or not, music like this, presented in as

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//Blogs

The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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